The Inter American Press Association has expressed concern at the killing of sports reporter Valério Luiz de Oliveira in Brazil, the fifth such incident in the South American country so far this year, and urged the authorities to promptly solve the crime and bring those responsible to justice.
De Oliveira, 49, was killed outside the building of Rádio Jornal 820 AM, in the city of Goiânia, in Goiás state. A person riding a motorcycle shot six times at de Oliveira, who died before receiving medical attention, an eyewitness reported.
De Oliveira was the son of another well-known local sports reporter, Mané de Oliveira, and according to his colleagues he had received death threats in recent weeks.
So far this year another four journalists have been killed in Brazil